the middle east

What’s New: Changing Face

Central Square Central Kitchen: ClosedCentral Kitchen, located at 567 Massachusetts Ave. in Central Square for 20 years, has closed. However, Brick & Mortar, the cocktail lounge upstairs, which remains under the same ownership, will not be shutting its doors. The new marijuana dispensary Western Front, which is not affiliated with Central Kitchen owner Gary Stack, […]






Daniel Galvez Brings Middle East Mural Back to Life

Daniel Galvez painted the colorful, multicultural mural that adorns the outer wall of the Middle East back in 1992—which, he laughs, makes it older than many of the people who take tickets or serve drinks at the restaurant and nightclub today.



SCOUT PICKS: 11/21/14 – 11/23/14

Put these Cambridge events in your planner for the upcoming weekend: Friday, 11/21 12:30 – 5:30 p.m., Free or Donation BAASIC 2014 Microsoft Nerd Center 1 Memorial Dr. Join the Boston Asian American Students’ Intercollegiate Coalition (BAASIC) for their annual student-run conference. The 2014 gathering will explore the themes of “intersection and boundaries” and examine the […]


Goodbye, Hi-Fi

While the fate of the Middle East still remains uncertain, news came today that after four decades, its partner in Central Square nightlife, Hi-Fi Pizza and Subs, has served its final slice. The reasons for the closing remain unclear. According to an article in Wicked Local published today, the infamous late night eatery, which more […]